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Best Way to Improve Rental Property for $1,000 | American LandlordWith only a $1,000 budget, we discuss the most effective way to spend it to fix up your investment property (or home) and increase its value.
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4 Steps to Help Tenants Buy a House | American LandlordLearn the most essential steps to qualifying for a mortgage loan as a renter who dreams of buying a home one day. This video discusses how to prepare for the most common obstacles a tenant will encounter when trying to get approved for a loan to purchase a property.
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Investment Property Cash-out Refinance Limits | American LandlordLearn the maximum conforming mortgage loan amounts for pulling cash out of a rental property when refinancing it with a bank or lender. This video also discusses other non-owner occupied mortgage underwriting requirements from Fannie Mae such as minimum credit score and PITI reserves.
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Who's Responsible for Changing Light Bulbs at Rental Property? | American LandlordLearn if the tenant or landlord is responsible for replacing burned out or broken light bulbs for fixtures, lamps, and appliances when renting a house or apartment.
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Landlords Beware: Convicted Tenants Can Pass Background Checks | American LandlordThis video reveals how easy it is for a tenant to fool a landlord and pass a criminal background check even when they have a felony conviction. Fortunately, there's a simple step that landlords, property managers, and real estate agents can take to prevent applicants from exploiting this tenant screening industry vulnerability.
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New Florida Miya's Law to Protect Tenants | American LandlordLearn about Senate Bill 898 signed by Florida's Governor this past week that makes significant changes to the reasonable notice requirements for entering a rental property. It also impacts nontransient and transient apartment employees by requiring criminal background checks.
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Can Landlords Keep a Set of Keys? | American LandlordTenants are understandably concerned about their privacy and safety so we answer the question: Can a landlord keep a copy of the keys to the rental property? We also discuss the options a resident may have to protect their privacy.
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Can a Tenant be Evicted for Not Being Clean Enough? | American LandlordHow clean does a tenant need to be? In this video, we discuss if a landlord can evict for a messy apartment or house.
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How Long Can a Landlord Keep a Security Deposit? | American LandlordEach state has it own laws and time frame for holding onto money to secure a rental agreement. In this video, we review when a landlord must return the security deposit back to a tenant.
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Do Landlords Call Employers to Verify Tenants? | American LandlordWhen an applicant submits a rental application, will the landlord usually call to verify their job and income? In this video, we discuss tenant employment verification.
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Rental Housing Fraud Study & How to Avoid Being Scammed | American LandlordThe results of tenant fraud found in the rental housing industry study that was commissioned by the credit bureau, TransUnion. Plus, learn how to prevent yourself from being duped by an applicant for tenancy.
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News of the Day: Home Prices Continue to Rise | American LandlordAccording to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index, home prices continue to rise despite the increase in mortgage rates.
Cook County IL Tenant Screening Requirements | American LandlordIf you own rental property in Chicago, Elgin, Arlington Heights or anywhere else in Cook County, Illinois, there are strict legal requirements when using tenant criminal records to process rental applications. This video discusses the requirements of the Just Housing Amendment of 2019 and § 42-38 of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance.
Cook County government website: https://www.cookcountyil.gov
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Top 25 Sites to Advertise Rental Property | American LandlordIn this episode, we discuss the most popular websites where you can list your house or apartment for rent.
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How Far Back Do Tenant Criminal Background Checks Go? | American LandlordThis video answers how many years are searched for tenant criminal records.
Biggest Rent Increases for Apartments | American LandlordSee where the largest rent increases occurred for 2022 across the U.S. for one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.
Major Credit Bureaus Make Big Change to Credit Reports | American LandlordThe three major credit bureaus recently announced the biggest change to consumer credit reporting in decades. It will impact almost 70% of the $88 billion in medical collection accounts currently reported on Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion credit reports.
This has huge implications for tenant screening and all credit score factors across most industries including automobile financing, credit cards, and home mortgage loans.
How to Calculate Rental Property Cash Flow | American LandlordA basic introduction for landlords to determine how much money a rental property can earn on a monthly basis. This video is intended for existing landlords as well as those looking to invest in real estate for the first time.